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The Ins & Outs of Sea Glass Hunting

Today I spent at the beach, combing for sea glass. It’s truly one of my favorite things to do. It’s free, in nature, fun for the whole family and you get to bring home something beautiful to make upcycled jewelry and brilliant mosaics.

Here are a few fun facts I know about sea glass:

1. My favorite color to find is very light blue because it’s likely window glass, which means it came from a shipwreck – how mysterious is that?!

2. The bigger the rocks that you sift through, the bigger the sea glass you’ll find.

3. You can find sea glass without sifting. Sometimes it’s just sitting there right out in the open

4. Orange, yellow and black are the rarest sea glass colors. Black glass can date back as early as the 1600s.

5. The biggest attraction to sea glass is not its beauty or function – it’s the element of discovery. Discovery is one thing money cannot buy.

6. If you’re going sea glass hunting, be sure to wear pant/shorts with deep pockets, bring a pail and a garden digger and fill up your belly. Sea glass hunting is so addicting that you’ll want to spend endless hours looking for beautiful bits of antique trash.

BTW, while I was sea glass hunting, my husband and son were metal detecting and found 2 smart phones.

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."


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